Saturday, December 08 2018

StubHub Center , CA

Cecilia Braekhus

(35-0-0, 9 KOs) VS.

Aleksandra Magdziak

(18-5-3, 1 KOs)

10 Round Welterweight Fight
Available in HD

On their December 8th match at the Stubhub Center in Carson, California, Undisputed Women's Welterweight World Champion "The First Lady" Cecilia Braekhus (35-0-0, 9 KOs) unquestionably retained her titles by defeating her admirable challenger Aleksandra Magdziak-Lopes (18-5-3, 1 KOs). The bout, which lasted all 10 rounds, ended with a unanimous decision.

During the heated match, Braekhus sought to find that specific punch to end it with a knockout, but instead had to fight her way through all 10 rounds. Magdziak-Lopes remained guarded, eliminating this chance. During the first three rounds, she came in with firepower and blocked every punch that Braekhus threw at her. In the fourth, Braekhus relied on jabs to push her through the bout, throwing punches from all angles and landing quite a few.

Braekhus, highly regarded as the best female boxer in the world, a pound-for-pound champion, was never seriously challenged by Magdziak-Lopes as the rounds finished off. In the fifth through the seventh, Braekhus remained a force to be reckoned with, standing firm with her power shots and following through with each jab. In the eighth through the tenth, Magdziak-Lopes attempted to rally, but each attempt gave Braekhus a new opportunity to unleash a jab or power shot. As the final bell rang, there was no doubt what the final decision would be.

Braekhus dominated each round, resulting in a unanimous decision of 99-91, 100-90 and 100-90. The stats also showed Braekhus as the clear winner, landing 143 of 349 (41%) total punches, while Magdziak-Lopes landed just 51 of 449 (11%) of her total punches.

"I was trying very hard for the knockout, but Lopes was a tough girl," said Braekhus. "I'm confident I won every round. I was honored to fight on the last HBO telecast, and I'm very thankful for their support."

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